Graduate Diploma of Technology and Innovation (K6T)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

It is intended that this course will be offered in 2024.

The Tasmanian technology start-up sector has approached the University of Tasmania to co-design and co-develop a Graduate Diploma for high achieving ICT graduates with a passion for coding.

Students who are offered a place in this course are digital innovators who want to advance their entrepreneurial, leadership, design, and technical skills. Upon completion, you will have an authentic and tested understanding of what it means to engage in innovative product and service design, with a go-to-market focus.

You will understand what it means to be entrepreneurial and how to be a highly effective communicator who can “feed-into” the complexities of different business contexts and thrive in them. Your studies will include a large project-based component where you will work with the local tech industry in the design and pitch of an ICT product. ​

This course will equip you with advanced and diverse opportunities to become an ICT entrepreneur in possession of superior skills and capabilities at the early graduate level. Designed for those who want to branch out, build their own paths, and bring new ideas to life.

  • 1 Design ICT Services and Products which are scalable and incorporate bilingual capabilities.
  • 2 Create an intuitive design using resilience enabling techniques during a rapid development process.
  • 3 Produce quality innovative projects using a holistic approach, that is solution focused, and evidence based.
  • 4 Research existing solutions and design to inform the pragmatic actualisation of a bespoke market ready solution.
  • 5 Provide evidence of leadership, empathy and collaboration when delivering a bespoke solution for markets or clients.
  • Reverse Pitch Project

    Gain first-hand experience pitching an innovative tech solution to investors. Your Reverse Pitch Project will give you exposure to how products are developed, pitched, and perceived by stakeholders and relevant markets.

    Industry Driven Project

    Create a prototype for a viable product or service advanced through a process of opportunity identification and analysis, iterative design development, and testing. You'll have the opportunity to explore the relationship between design and industry to develop skills in the planning, development, and production of products and services for a target market or use-case scenario.

    Stakeholder Project

    Apply your skills to an Indigenous based problem derived from the Indigenous community. Building a deep understanding of the unique needs of this community, you will move beyond basic stakeholder analysis and to exhibit empathy with stakeholder collaboration.

    Career outcomes

    The Graduate Diploma in Technology and Innovation explores entrepreneurialism, leadership, design, and technical programming specifically geared to the burgeoning Tasmanian technology start-up sector. ​Graduates will be qualified in the application, development, and user experiences of ICT services and products. ​With the capacity to plan high-quality innovative ICT projects.

    This is an excellent opportunity to access mentoring and direct contact with the Tasmanian tech start-up sector. Demand for these skills continues to grow exponentially year on year as employment projections for Software and Application Programmers are upward trending and set to grow by grow by 23% by 2024.*

    Graduates of this course will have the ability to advance their careers in:

    • Technology start-up’s
    • Consulting services
    • Web development
    • Application development
    • Software development
    • Business Analyst
    • Entrepreneurial Projects

    *Source: Job Outlook Australia, ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

    Course structure

    The Graduate Diploma of Technology and Innovation (GradDipTechInnov) provides leading students with advanced skills to be highly competitive and job-ready. The course focus is on product design and its skills and on entrepreneurialism, leadership, the technical capabilities needed to enhance a software engineering skill set required to actively participate in the burgeoning Tasmanian technology start-up sector. ​

    The course is based on design thinking and is co-created and co-delivered with ICT entrepreneurs based in Tasmania who also operate internationally. It is discipline agnostic; that is, skills outside ICT will be embedded to achieve course objectives. The course will equip students with advanced and diverse opportunities to become ICT professionals in possession of superior skills and capabilities at the early graduate level.

    Students will complete 4 core units and 3 project units equating to100 credit points.

    Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation, these concepts will be explored in this unit. You will have the opportunity to explore a passion for doing the things that are important…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit extends a student's understanding of the development of applications on mobile ready platforms. To enable a richer experience in understanding the development process the unit will focus on one mobile platform. Emphasis is placed on the processes, tools…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will focus on enriching the student's current skill set for technical web programming and development. Students will explore data management techniques that support scalability and usability, and the efficient performance of web platforms. Integrated in the technological aspect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores the relationship between design and industry to develop skills in the planning, development, and production of products and services for a target market or use-case scenario. You will learn how to identify opportunities for new product and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The stakeholder project unit provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills to an Indigenous based problem derived from the Indigenous community. Building a deep understanding of the unique needs of this community will provide a platform for students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The industry driven project unit provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills to an industry project that they will need to work together to produce an outcome that considers the relevant market and stakeholders. In this unit student…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The reverse industry pitch project unit is the capstone unit for the graduate diploma. This unit provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills to a problem pitched by industry to develop a market ready and innovative solution. This…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Bachelor Degree preferably in IT or cognate discipline and Successful completion of the programming ability test. Entry to the course is competitive. Applicants will be ranked on a combination of their programming ability test result along with their undergraduate degree results.

    The GradDipTechInnov is a bespoke course designed to build on the outcomes of any ICT undergraduate offering. The nature of the course is to up-skill undergraduates to a specialised sector. As such, it is envisaged credit or recognition for prior learning will not apply. 

    Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Technology and Innovation may be eligible to enter the Masters of Information Technology and Systems (K7I) with up to 100 cp of credit (entry depends on undergraduate qualifications because K7I is an accredited course).

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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